Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery in Mayfield overnight, NSW Police say.
Just before 3am (Thursday 30 November 2017), police were called to a service station on Maitland Road, Mayfield, after reports a man was trying to gain entry to the store.
Police have been told a man approached the locked glass doors and signalled the service attendant to open the doors.
When the attendant didn’t comply, the unknown man, armed with a knife began to kick the glass doors.
The door didn’t break and entry was not gained.
Officers attached to Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and a crime scene was established.
As investigations continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall with blonde hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.